Dragnet, Volume 8 : Dragnet

  • by Jack Webb
  • Narrated by full cast, Jack Webb
  • Series: Dragnet
  • 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

Police procedurals go back long before Dragnet's 1949 premiere - with an especially strong heritage in Los Angeles. Private Investigator Nick Harris presented dramatizations drawn from his own true-life case files as far back as the 1920s, and the Los Angeles Police Department itself collaborated closely with Don Lee Network producer William N. Robson for the long-running 1930s series Calling All Cars. But these formats fell from favor by the 1940s, with the advent of the "hard-boiled dick" genre of crime programs. An ordinary policeman just doing his job had little chance against the legions of smart-mouthed gumshoes parading across the ether during the postwar years.


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Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-03-2016
  • Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC